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The Smell, from the series The Five Senses, ca. 1575 - 1607

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 160 x 119 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NC

Public Domain

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The female personification of Smell allows the man accompanying her to smell a flower. Near her lap is the head of a dog.


Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Cornelius Schonaeus Wikidata
Gouda 1540 - Haarlem 1611

Title The Smell, from the series The Five Senses
Date ca. 1575 - 1607
Period 16th century
17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NC
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G41 flowers Iconclass
31A33 smell, smelling (one of the five senses) Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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